Porgera Landowners petition PNG Government with Ultimatum regarding Barrick’s intention to sell Porgera Mine

Today, Porgera Landowners petitioned the PNG Government with an ultimatum in response to Barrick’s announcement that it intends to sell off its stake in the Porgera Mine. According to the petition, the government has until Feb 25, 2015 to respond to the landowners request that the government deal with unresolved issues at the mine before […]

Billions lost due to weak mining policies

Source: Solomon Time Papua New Guinea has been losing billions of kina in mineral resources due to lack of strong policies and capacity to properly monitor and regulate the industry. Enga Governor and host to the world class Porgera Gold Mine, Peter Ipatas in his keynote address to stakeholders during the Mineral Policy and Legislation […]

New Harvard Report released detailing human rights abuses at Porgera Mine Site

In October & November 2009, the Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs & Intl. Development held hearings on “Bill C-300, An Act respecting Corporate Accountability”.  The following statements were made regarding issues including allegations of killings, rape & other security problems involving personnel at the Porgera Joint Venture in Papua New Guinea, as well as the […]

Porgera Special Mining Lease (SML) Landowners Association Statement on Amnesty International Report

Porgera SML Landowners Association (PLOA) is a duly incorporated organization under the laws of Papua New Guinea (PNG) by seven (7) major indigenous land owning clans represented by 25 Agent Committees from where the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) Barrick gold mine is located in the central highlands of PNG. PLOA takes the first opportunity to […]

Appeals to United Nations Special Rapporteurs regarding human rights abuses near Barrick Gold’s Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) mine in Papua New Guinea

December 2, 2007: Letter to Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions May 8, 2009: Urgent Appeal to UN Special Rapporteurs re: human rights abuses near Barrick Gold’s Porgera Joint Venture mine submitted by Mining Watch Canada